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Sep 13, 2012 12:00am EDT
here's "piers morgan tonight." >> breaking news. not far from the united states embassy where rioters tore down the american flag. much more on that in a minute. flags flying at half-staff in memory of the united states embassy christopher stevens and three other americans killed last night at the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. president obama has ordered that flags fly at half-staff across the united states and at embassies around the world until sunday night. i'm wolf blitzer in for piers morgan. earlier today, the republican challenger, mitt romney blasted president obama for what he characterized as, quote, an apology for america's values over the storming of the u.s. embassy in cairo. >> an apology for america's values is never the right course. >> the president fired right back in an interview tonight with cbs news. >> governor romney seems to have a tendency to shoot first and name later, and as president, one of the things i've learned is you can't do that, that, you know, it's important for you to make sure that the statements that you make are backed up by the facts and
CNN
Sep 15, 2012 12:00am EDT
warning the united states about this growing extremist threat and that they have been growing ever more concerned about how little control they actually themselves have over the situation. >> arwa, please be careful over there in benghazi. we'll stay in close touch. arwa damon, one of our courageous journalists. the egyptian capital is tense, the u.s. embassy is tense. ben wedeman, what's going on now? are they out in tahrir square? >> at the moment it's gone relatively quiet. ta tahrir square looks normal, given it's 3:00 a.m.. in the streets below me, just a few protesters milling around. we haven't heard the bang of tear gas being fired by the securityorces. this day could have been much worse in egypt. the muslim brotherhood had called for nationwide protests against this offensive youtube video that sparked this crisis, but at the last moment they cancelled those protests. so really we've seen a small protest outside the u.s. consulate in alexandria. here in cairo the numbers are down. it's important to keep in mind there's just a few hundred protesters outside the u.s. embass
CNN
Sep 13, 2012 9:00am EDT
in the united states and said to be insulting to islam. >>> u.s. drones join the manhunt for those who killed a u.s. diplomat and three other americans. concerns over the tep id response by the new regime in egypt. >> i don't think that we would consider them an ally, but we don't consider them an enemy. >> we're covering every angle of this developing story. first, let's take a step back and look at how things have unfolded over the past 48 hours. the outrage first ignited tuesday in egypt. protesters converged on the embassy. within hours, crowds gathered outside benghazi, libya. armed militants killed the u.s. ambassador and three of the staffers. today, crowds storm the u.s. embassy in yemen. riot police eventually turned them back with tear gas. also today, demonstrators turn out in iran. they aamass outside the swiss embassy, which represents u.s. interests in iran. let's get the latest now from that region. mohammed jamjoon join us. >> about 2,000 to 3,000 protesters that were marching toward the u.s. embassy, many of them aable to get close enough to the main gates. they st
CNN
Sep 12, 2012 9:00am EDT
anti-muslim activity in the united states. that prompted the white house to quickly release another statement through an administration official saying that cairo embassy remarks were, quote, not cleared. secretary of clinton issued her own statement, condemning the attacks under the strongest possible terms, but that was not quick enough for the romney camp to blasted the obama saying it's disgraceful that the obama administration's first response was not to condemn attacks on our diplomatic missions. and then from the obama campaign, we are shocked that at a time when the united states of america is confronting the tragic death of one of our diplomatic officers in libya, governor romney would choose to launch a political attack. end quote. newt gingrich appeared on cnn this morning and blasted president obama. >> when the american flag was torn down and destroyed, an american ambassador and three other americans are killed, my reaction is not to be pleasant and caring of those tearing down our flag and insulting o iassau country. >> brianna keilar is coming to our rescue to break
CNN
Sep 25, 2012 12:00pm EDT
israelis and the united states. the united states has sard, i'm not going to let iran get the bomb. the president said, if they go assemble a nuclear weapon, that is a red line for me. president netanyahu says iran cannot have the no-how and technology. that's a red line for him. it's a difference of opinion. the prime minister is looking for the president to inch up on that line. i think the president made it clear he's not going to tolerate iran with a nuclear weapon. he dubt want to give iran wiggle room. doesn't want to show iran how far it has to go. >> you talk about setting a red line. you're talking about a potential strike or something militarily. that clearly raises a whole different set of discussions. the president also talked about the violent protests in arab countries over what he described at the crude and disgusting antimuslim video. what was the message he was trying to send to countries trying to move forward after the arab spring revolutions? >> he was trying to do a couple of things. on one hand, trying to say this violence is not the answer. clearly, the unite
CNN
Sep 12, 2012 11:00am EDT
shocking death. a united states ambassador in libya dead today. the obama administration taking steps now this hour to beef up security at embassies around the world. after this veteran diplomat christopher stevens along with three of his american staffers were murdered by a mob in benghazi, libya. the attack yesterday was apparently triggered by a film, a film produced by an american by the name of sam basil. considered by many to be highly offensive to islam. again, a film. these murders taking place in a country that the united states helped to liberate from the dictator moammar gadhafi and a mob attacked the embassy in cairo, egypt, yesterday. climbing the embassy walls. tearing down and ripping apart the united states flag. it's unclear if the attacks were koord natded or plans to con side with the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks here in america. but moments ago, our president obama spoke out about these killings. >> the united states condemns in the strongest terms this outrageous and shocking attack. we're working with the government of libya to secure our diplomats. i've
CNN
Sep 14, 2012 3:00pm EDT
united states despite the images of violence will remain engaged around the world, that justice will be done. but also in the case of each of these men, making the point that they essentially fell on a battlefield, in service of the country, and in service of their friends. and, of course, this is what the fallen do, don't they? you learn so many times through the years that when men and women fight in battle, they fight for each other. and these men were fighting for libya, they were fighting for the people of libya, and the president, i think, made it very clear in his message, he wanted to sound that theme, that they served for a reason for this country and for countries around the world, that this is the symbol of u.s. diplomacy. >> barbara, let's listen to that now. >> four americans, four patriots, they loved this country and they chose to serve it and served it well. they had a mission, and they believed in it. they knew the danger, and they accepted it. they didn't simply embrace the american ideal, they lived it. they embodied it. >> i think it is important to point out what
CNN
Sep 13, 2012 7:00pm EDT
protests spreading around the world all directed at the united states and we're learning more about the film and filmmaker at the center of the outrage. plus some progress in finding those responsible for the death of the american ambassador to libya, let's go "outfront". >>> good evening i'm erin burnett. "outfront" tonight turmoil spreading. protesters rising up in at least nine middle eastern countries today their target the united states. this is cairo tonight. you're looking at pictures here as you can see flames, molotov cocktails, hundreds of angry protesters amassed outside of the american embassy. security forces fired tear gas and rubber bullets to hold them out. even canada out of caution closed their embassy in cairo. a photo cairo, it's a chalk drawing on the ground of a jewish star of david with the words, i'll translate, remember your black day september 11th within in arabic. and it is beyond cairo tonight. anti-u.s. demonstrators clashed in front of u.s. embassies, in israel, sudan, iraq, iran and among muslims in kashmir. there's a call in iran for nationwide ralli
CNN
Sep 13, 2012 5:00am EDT
one of the most secure embassies that the united states has. it looks like they are very close to that front gate situation. the yemeni forces control the street, the outside perimeter of the embassy. there are checkpoints and anyone on that street who tries to approach the embassy is stopped well before they get there. this is a place that has seen many protests, has seen attacks, seen attempted attacks. one of the most secure. but let's be very cautious here. we have seen the unrest at u.s. installations over the last few days. reports are the yemeni forces are trying to control the situation. we will have to keep monitoring this in the coming hours. >> barbara, we are hearing about shots fired. is that some inside the embassy out or from outside the embassy in? >> well, the reports that i-witnesses are giving indicate that yemeni forces have been firing into the air at this point, trying to disperse the crowd. perhaps i think trying to move them away from the gate of the embassy, trying to move them back. there are a variety of security forces that are at the embassy as i say.
CNN
Sep 15, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. >> protesters rage against the united states and an inflammatory muslim film. an interview with al qaeda's leader. >> with only 52 days to go before the election. we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer, you're in "the situation room." >> violent protests across the muslim world this week, sparked by a low budget movie by a mystery film maker. the u.s. embassies found themselves under attack by outraged mobs and in some cases forces fired on mobs with deadly consequences and all of it caused a dramatic shift in the presidential campaign as foreign policy suddenly took center stage. ben wedeman is back in cairo. it seems that this weekend there seems to be a cooling of heads to a certain degree in egypt. is that what you're seeing, ben? >> certainly among the leaders of the muslim brotherhood and in the administration of the egyptian president, there is an attempt to calm down the situation rhetorically. and certainly we've seen in messages conveyed by leaders of the muslim brotherhood and the egyptian president, they're trying to s
CNN
Sep 14, 2012 4:00pm EDT
pictures coming in not far from the united states embassy. once again, the protests escalating even as we speak. earlier in the day it had been relatively -- keyword, relatively, quiet. now seems to be escalating for some reason. our own ben wedeman is on the ground for us. we're going to be going to him shortly. at the same time as these scenes are unfolding, there also have been frightening scenes of violence and hatred directed at the united states and others around the region. it's spreading. and u.s. officials are very worried. sources tell me they're especially concerned about today's penetration of the united states embassy in tunisia and the reports that the american school was actually burned. remember, the arab spring began with such great hope in tunisia. they're also deeply concerned because other western nations have become targets as well. today mobs in sudan attack the u.s., german and british embassies. and as we see in these live pictures happening in egypt, we see some running battles continuing now between demonstrators and police firing teargas even though egypt's p
CNN
Sep 13, 2012 4:00pm EDT
cairo not far from the united states embassy in cairo near tahrir square. crowds have assembled. it's now after 10:00 p.m. local time in cairo. they're getting ready for friday morning prayers. we expect thousands of people to show up. a little while ago we saw fire fights going on there. this escalation of violence in cairo clearly getting bigger and bigger as we speak. right now our own ben wedeman is standing by. we'll go to him shortly. even as we look at these live pictures, let's check in with jack cafferty. he's following the attacks unfolding in the middle east as well. you're here with the cafferty file. >> renewing questions in washington about which countries get u.s. foreign aid and whether they deserve it. some house conservatives wanted to strip out foreign aid to both libya and egypt from a six-month funding bill set for a vote today. that's not going to happen because it was simply too late to make any changes to that bill. nevertheless, some republicans are questioning now if the u.s. should keep giving money to countries run by what they call radical islamists, like
CNN
Sep 12, 2012 7:00am EDT
coming out of the libyan interior ministry right now blaming the united states, in fact, for something like this. i think there's going to be a lot of, you know, the u.s. is really going to hunker down and think about how they want to proceed now. not just in libya but in the whole region. >> elise, this is brooke. let me just, as john points out, you know, diplomats really are certainly mourning this morning and we're covering the story, really there's no way any other network can. if we can just back up and if you can help us fill in the blanks as far as what exactly happened. here we are day two now of protests. we've been covering the protests in cairo and in benghazi. we remember covering the revolution, it was really the rebel stronghold last year. explain what exactly happened as far as this ambassador is concerned and the three other workers who were apparently with him in his car? >> details are very sketchy right now. what we understand is we knew yesterday, towards the end of the day, that as we were watching those pictures at the embassy in cairo, there were gunme
CNN
Sep 16, 2012 12:00pm EDT
in the united states. >> let me read you something i know you're probably quite familiar with. for our viewers, something the president has said repeatedly. this he said at the beginning of the year. as president of the united states i don't bluff. i think both the iranian and the israeli governments recognize that when the united states says it is unacceptable for iran to have a nuclear weapon, we mean what we say. do you disagree with that? that implicit in that is that he will stop them before they have a nuclear weapon, which means they'll draw red lines. i think it's important to communicate it. i wouldn't bet -- i wouldn't bet the security of the world and my own country's future from a country that threatens our annihilation and murders civilians en masse in syria and brutalizes its own people. i wouldn't bet the future on intelligence for simple reasons. american intelligence and israeli intelligence that cooperate together. had wonderful success about saving lives and alerting the people, and also, you know, you just marked 9/11. that wasn't seen. none of us, neither israe
CNN
Sep 13, 2012 9:00pm EDT
expect them to the united states to nato for their aid. that being said, all of them want to see their government disarm with these gangs that are roaming about with basically pure impunity. some of these gangs are remnants of the revolutionary forces that were established during the fighting that took place that has been robust to lay down their weapons for a variety of reasons. some are more extremists and they emerge from these evolution nary forces. this brings to light the sinister -- but outside of the authority of the government itself. the realization here very much that this is not the path they want the nation to go on, the government must prove itself to the people by bringing these individuals to justice, by taking these weapons off the street but, again, wolf, not a lot of space at this point that the government is going to be able to accomplish that. >> arwa damon on the scene for for in benghazi. please be careful over there. ben wedeman is in cairo right now. they are getting ready for friday morning prayers. ben, set the scene for us. what's going on right now? >
CNN
Sep 13, 2012 10:00pm EDT
be fairly soft and conciliatory as far as the united states goes. in arabic, a much harsher tone and in some respects, not all together condemning the current protests outside the u.s. embassy here. >> we'll continue the conversation. we'll come back to you. if you need for any security reason to step inside away -- you are outside right now, we will certainly understand that. fran, we've identified or know the identify of the fourth victim, tyrone woods. i know you don't know him personally, we've all spent time in hotspots overseas. we know men like him that play critical roles in these dangerous countries without any recognition. >> that's right. when you look at glen dougherty and tyrone woods, it allows the united states to be in dangerous places we need to be in order to protect long term the american people and american interests. our diplomats wouldn't be in those parts of the world without woods and dougherty. woods' sister made a statement, and she regards him as an american hero. if more people understood the mission and what they are doing, as well as how woods and doughe
CNN
Sep 27, 2012 8:00pm EDT
next step is to ask the united states military, will they and can they provide protection and to get -- request permission from the host government to allow them to come in, the u.s. forces, solely to protect the perimeter of the scene and the investigators while they are there. and best we can tell, we don't know if that's ever happened. >> so does it make sense to you, the claim that security is the concern for why fbi agents aren't on the ground? >> it doesn't make sense to me because i understand that there are procedures in place to try and mitigate against those risks and concerns and ways to deal with it. >> procedures that 16 days on, you would think could be in place. >> yes. exactly. >> bob, you have been talking to sources at the pentagon. you say the u.s. is really at a standoff here. how so? >> it's in a standoff, anderson, because the fbi and the military have decided they have to go in with extra protection. the military wanted to send in a special package which would have included counter battery because remember, the annex was attacked by mortars. this was a military
CNN
Sep 13, 2012 11:00pm EDT
. protesters rising up in at least nine middle eastern countries today their target the united states. this is cairo tonight. you're looking at pictures here as you can see flames, molotov cocktails, hundreds of angry protesters amassed outside of the american embassy. security forces fired tear gas and rubber bullets to hold them back. even canada out of caution closed their embassy in cairo. a photo cairo, it's a chalk drawing on the ground of a jewish star of david with the words, i'll translate, remember your black day september 11th within in arabic. and it is beyond cairo tonight. anti-u.s. demonstrators clashed in front of u.s. embassies, in israel, sudan, iraq, iran and among muslims in kashmir. there's a call in iran for nationwide rallies tomorrow. it appears to be a backlash at least in part from a low budget anti-islamic film which was made in the united states, first posted on youtube in july and recently publicized in the middle east. here's what we're also learning tonight. federal officials say the filmmaker's name is nakoula basseley nakoula. the fbi says the agent has spok
CNN
Sep 26, 2012 12:00pm EDT
, the 99%. think of, you know, some of the demonstrators m united states or in europe who have also said that the system is rigged against them. there might be some resonance. >> the american delegation, they walk out. clearly, that was not unexpected, but you did have some real power players who are sitting there. he does have a world audience, a wobbled stage. you've got russia wra. you have iran. china. the u.k. many of these other very powerful players here. how do they respond to them him? >> you know, if you look at russia and china, they believe that each country should be loued to do what it wants, and if they want to talk, let them talk. although russia does support the let's say movement to try to limit iran's ability to develop a nuclear bomb, and that would put them on the side of the united states. when it comes to kind of let them talk, they would sit there and listen to it. the united states decided not to even walk out. they didn't even walk in. they issued a statement. maybe we can read that statement if we have it. yes. coming from the spokesperson the spokeswoman
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Sep 12, 2012 5:00am EDT
. >> the criticism here is that the undocumented would then stay in the united states. so some people not liking this. >>> a single mother of 4 losing big time against the big-time record labels in the minneapolis "star tribune." an appeals court reinstating a jury's decision to level. listen to this, a $222,000 judgment against jamie thomas rassett. the court reduced damages to $54,000. the recording industry accused her of illegally downloading more than 1700 files. >>> all right, while you were sleeping a decision made thousands of miles away that will have a dramatic affect on the world economy and your stock portfolio. yeah, a court across the world that holds the global economy in its hands. the story coming up. [ female announcer ] caroline penry began using olay total effects in 2001. since then, there's been one wedding, 2 kids, and 43 bottles of olay total effects. so in spite of 185 tantrums 378 pre-dawn starts and a lot of birthdays, caroline still looks amazing. thanks to the trusted performance of olay you can challenge what's possible. 60 years, millions of women, real resu
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Sep 12, 2012 12:00am EDT
those ready to pull the plug? >> you always have to ask yourself, is the united states and the national security better if we're gone completely or have a sphere of influence there? i do believe it ought to be leverage as we move forward and we have to get some commitments by this government that they're going to do more in sinai, less to provoke israel and make sure our u.s. embassies are protected fully by the egyptian government. it's unconscionable this could happen on their watch. so it needs to be a point of discussion. we need to be careful about starting to pull out of places that we don't understand the changes that are happening and we don't understand the intelligence and military roles yet and what this muslim brotherhood is trying to do. we should walk into that decision, not run into it. >> speaking of israel, what do you make of this decision the white house telling the israeli government, prime minister netanyahu coming to the united states that the president won't be able to meet with him because of scheduling conflicts. this comes at a time of tension between
CNN
Sep 4, 2012 7:00pm EDT
welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world to this, the democratic national convention, as charlotte, north carolina. i'm on the convention floor, i'm wolf blitzer. the first lady of the united states, michelle obama, has tonight's most critical job, reminding voters why they liked her husband enough to put him in the white house, and to make the case for giving him another four years. joining us now in our coverage all of this week, anderson cooper, high above the floor. >> our new poll shows why that case is more urgent than ever for the democrat. new numbers on mitt romney's convention bounds. john, what are the numbers? >> anderson, as the democrats open their convention tonight, let's look at that very question. we know governor romney got a one-point bounce out of his convention, not so great, about half what the president got four years ago. not a big bounce. where does that leave us? the democrats' opening night two months from a critical election day. doesn't get any closer than that. 48-48. >> the convention will pay tribute to a champion of health care reform
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Sep 25, 2012 1:00pm EDT
why a coalition of countries is holding the iranian government accountable. the united states will do what we must to prevent iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. >> the president's speeches at the u.n. and the clinton global initiative put him on the stage. jessica, there was tough talk on iran. the president seemed to counter some of the remarks made by president ahmadinejad, who, for all intents and purposes, could be the last time he's in the united states as a member of the general alembssembassembly. what was the line the president took on iran? >> he took a tough line. this is an existential fight on israel. he said time is not unlimited for the world to stop iran from pursuing nuclear ambitions. weapons ambitions. he said that the u.s. will do what it must to stop it. another way of saying, indirectly, that all options are on the table. he's effectively taking the sam stance he gave earlier this year. but, he didn't go -- didn't go further and draw any red lines or new lines which is what the romney campaign was calling on him to do. it would be astonishing if he would do
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Sep 23, 2012 10:00am EDT
with 5 million onpeople, spent $3 billion to try to take the lead away from the united states over technology. that was government money but they're not going to create prierchts job for researchers and new drug companies and new medical de-vines companies, what works out there is a high level of cooperation, not this con tanlt cooperation and not like everything they d do, hurts the people. we have lot os of open jobs. where are that going to come from. they're going to come from universities and students, many of whom who had to have that to get out of college. different countries may do health care slightly differently. the netherlands is doing well that. i have a 100% prooishts system, individual mandate but there are government subsidies to the people who couldn't otherwise afford the individual mandate. you can't find a successful country that is not organized around a mod lags model. >> president clinton is obviously passional about jobs. that's whee we are too. tonight at 8:00 and 11:00 p.m. you can catch a brand-new gps lesson. we we look around the world on how to create
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Sep 5, 2012 3:00pm EDT
prime minister of turkey. let's listen. >> does it surprise you that the united states doesn't take any other actions other than what they call nonlethal support? does it surprise you they don't want to arm the rebels, for instance or talk about a no-fly zone or buffer zone or safe zones? >> translator: right now there are certain things being expected from the united states. the united states had not yet catered to those expectations. maybe it's because of the elections, maybe it's because of the pre-election situation in the states. nobody has spoken to us about their reasons and they are not obliged to state anything. we're very thankful and pleased they have stated they are against this regime. >> it's good to see you. hearing what he said, can you give me a broader context of what he was explaining? >> reporter: i think he's very frustrated. he's a good friend of united states and a good friend to the obama administration. he didn't want to come out and directly sledge hammer the obama administration but he did say he is frustrated. perhaps the elections are playing part in the
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Sep 23, 2012 1:00pm EDT
all of you in the united states and around the world. i'm fareed zakaria. we have a blockbuster show for you today. for much of the show we have an extended conversation with president bill clinton. we'll talk about the presidential race, iran ice nuclear ambitions, the u.s. economy, the jobs problem and much more. >>> then the author who lived under a death sentence for iran's ayatollah khomeini. for a decade. who better to talk about the current strife. >>> also, romney and obama seem to agree on outsourcing. they both hate it, but actually they should both embrace it. i'll tell you why. but first here's my take. over the last week as we watched rage and protest in the muslim world, people have asked why it's happening and because we're in a campaign season, that question has become a political one. some republicans say it is president obama's policies that have produced this atmosphere. he has projected weakness, offered olive branches, and been naive. but think about it. had president obama kept 100,000 troops occupying iraq, would that have made people in the middle east happier
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Sep 20, 2012 10:00pm EDT
fall into that category, people like his parents. >> they came back to the united states and my dad had to get help, financial help, the government helped his family to be able to get on their feet again. by the way, that's the way america works. >> there's also video from back when george romney was running for office and facing charges that he was wealthy and simply out of touch. this is mitt romney's mother, lenore, back in 1962. >> you know we've only owned our home for the last four years. he was a refugee from mexico. he was on relief, welfare relief for the first years of his life, but this great country gave him opportunities. >> mitt romney's mom talking about how her husband's family was on government relief when he was a child. so will disclosures like that, governor romney's own father benefited from a program that the son has characterized as populated by quote, victims, help the romney campaign reboot, or will it further knock him off message? mark mckinnen is a conservative who has been sharply critical of mitt romney on this issue and also is a former top campaign ad
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Sep 4, 2012 3:30am EDT
. >> the united states killed osama bin laden. >> his presidency marked by political division. >> speaker boehner, he says you flinched. >> i'm sure that's his version of events. >> i think the biggest failure is the president's unwillingness to listen to the american people. >> a man whose style would both help him and hurt him as a leader. >> when i'm making decisions, i try to not get caught up in the emotions of the moment. >> "obama revealed, the man, the president." >>> history in the making. >> i can't wait to tell my children about it. >> it was an historic moment. >> are you prepared to take the oath, senator? >> i am. i, barack hussein obama -- do solemnly swear to defend and protect the constitution of the united states. >> so help you god? >> so help me god. >> congratulations, mr. president. >> a new day with towering expectations. >> he looked at me and said, it's been an incredible ride, hasn't it? i said yeah. he said, it's just beginning. >> on this day, we gather because we have chosen hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and discord. >> for many, b
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Sep 26, 2012 4:00pm EDT
for sure you'll be able to use your phone on american aircraft over the united states. i don't think that's going -- nothing's going to stop that happening. >> reporter: the u.s. government is not even considering allowing passengers to use cell phones on planes. but officials are looking into whether passengers can use devices like these to read or listen to music during takeoff and landing. american airlines pilots just started using ipads in the cockpit throughout the flight to access maps and other information. flight attendants will also get tablets to use inside the cabin. and consumer advocates say allowing passengers to do the same during takeoff and landing would only be fair. >> it kind of bothers consumers and passengers not so much the fact that they can't make cell phone calls, just the fact they can't use any electronic devices. >> reporter: and he worries one day on domestic u.s. flights dealing with a loud neighbor talking on a mobile phone may be the next in-flight inconvenience. sandra endo, cnn, washington. >> polls show mitt romney's support is lagging in key stat
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Sep 18, 2012 2:00am EDT
the united states. now, a 14-year-old giant panda, you can see her right there being very protective of her young. gave birth at the smithsonian national zoo in washington, d.c., today. this is just her second cub. the next few years are going to be crucial for the baby, which is, i mean, doesn't get any cuter than this. the size of a stick of butter. in keeping with chinese tra dig, the new cub will not be named for 100 days despite the fact the cub was made in the u.s.a., it must be returned to china in four years. which brings us to tonight's number, one billion. according to the white house, that's the dollar amount china has illegally subsidized its auto industry. between the years 2009 and 2011, china provided export subsiies to chinese carmakers that are a violation. this comes on the heels of another filing from the u.s. that implied that china imposed $3 billion. it really starts to add up. china says unlike its pandas, the issue isn't so black and white and today, the chinese filed their own action against the u.s. saying a new u.s. trade bill would be deeply unf
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Sep 12, 2012 10:00pm EDT
reaction by the united states. but, anderson, earlier today, we heard from senior government officials, the former prime minister, now of libya, and the speaker of parliament, holding a press conference, strong condemnation, of the attack vowing to bring the speaker to justice, saying this attack c n coincided with september 11th, believing there was a link there, hence it was carried out by islamic extremist groups that operate in eastern libya, and saying that libya will not allow the revenge attacks against the west, and at the same time, saying they will need the help of the international community in confronting these groups, people here, anderson, really shocked by what happened. many libyans are really saddened by this attack, and hope that the perpetrators are brought to justice. >> the state departme, we saw a very grave secretary of state clinton done demming the attacks. cnn has confirmed it was a planned attack. the attack in benghazi, libya. what more are we learning about the attacks and the measures the state department is trying to take to ensure the safety of its perso
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Sep 12, 2012 8:00pm EDT
united states, but earlier we heard from senior government officials, the prime minister -- the former prime minister now of libya and the speaker of parliament holding a press conference. strong condemnation of the attack vowing to bring the perpetrators to justice and the speaker of the parliament saying this attack coincided with september 11th, that they believe there is a link there, hinting that this was carried out by the islamist extremist groups that operate in eastern libya and saying that libya will not allow that its land be used by these groups to carry out what he described as revenge attacks against the west. at the same time saying that they will need the help of the international community in confronting these groups. people here, anderson, really shocked by what happened. many libyans i've spoken to are really saddened by this attack and hope that the perpetrators are brought to justice. >> jill, the state department, we saw secretary of state clinton condemning the attacks. cnn has confirmed it was a planned attack. the attack in benghazi, libya. what more are
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Sep 15, 2012 7:00pm EDT
they are responsible for the deaths of two united states marines. it happened in helmand province. a joint u.s. and british base where britain's prince harry is stationed. taliban have threatened to capture or kill harry during taliban. >>> new graphic video today out of syria. at least 145 people were killed across the country today. that's according to an opposition group. syria's president says he's committed to resolving the crisis as long as peace efforts are conducted in neutrality sxindens. he met today with a new international envoy from the united nations. and arab league. special envoy for the u.n. refugee agency, angelina jolie is speaking out about the syrian crisis. >> i share in everyone's concerns about the winter approaching. with the violence and conflict showing no signs of easing up and the numbers growing as people are crossing the borders and -- it is a very large concern for all of us and i hope we can all work together to make sure that, of course, you know, to be blunt, nobody freezes to death in this very, very frightened time. >> visited a syrian refugee cam
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Sep 22, 2012 10:00pm EDT
them when he attends the u.n. assembly next week. >> 33 years of service to the united states deserves something. >> iran's president has repeatedly turned down meeting requests from his wife. >>> at least 220 people were killed today in syria with government forces shelling the damascus suburbs. they're moving into territories the fighters have seized. the group has many soldiers who defected from syria's army to fight the regime. >> i'm not fighting to create democratic or republican jobs. i'm fighting to create american jobs. >> president obama campaigned in wisconsin for the first time in more than 200 days. wisconsin may be a surprise battleground state. months ago the obama can't believe the state's 10 electoral votes were safely in their corner. paul ryan was tapped as mitt romney's running mate. here's what else we're working on for you. >> take the lord's name in vain. >> if jesus jokes are fair game, why in a free country is the prophet mohammed beyond reproach? and another hands off topic, religion. not the peaceful notion of it, but the reality of why it's so often turns de
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Sep 24, 2012 4:00am EDT
for a conversation that is no joke. and how booze helps shape the united states of america. >> look, this is the stuff your social studies teacher didn't tell you. >> all that plus no talking points and the judgment free zone. >>> hello, everybody. i am don lemon. thank you for joining us. first your headlines. a leading figure from the sunni islam world has called for a calm in the wake of continuing violent protests. he spoke with cnn and called for muslim followers to act more as a prophet muhammad would. >> translator: i was one of the first to warn about the dangers of this film in a statement to the muslim world, i asked people to deal with the situation the way prophet muhammad dealt with issues through patience and wisdom. >> a tragedy unfolding right now on one of the highest mountain peaks in the world. an avalanche has killed at least 11 climbers, and at least a dozen are missing now. this morning, a wall of snow crashed through several of the camps. manaslu is considered one of the most dangerous mountains to navigate. >>> turkey is the most recent victim of spillover fi
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Sep 24, 2012 1:00am EDT
to collaborate with this. >> listen to this. >> since our founder, the united states has been a nation that respects of all faiths. >> let me state very clearly, and i hope it is obvious that the united states government had absolutely nothing to do with this video. >> so that was part of the psa, the u.s. government spent $70,000 of ad time to run on tv in pakistan. not once did it mention free speech. so here is a question. by being so sensitive and not telling some of these people, as you say, just to get over it, as the u.s. become enablers prolonging the inevitable that these handful of protesters are ultimately fighting a losing battle? >> i wouldn't be so hard on the administration. they may not have used the words free speech, but they are conveying something complicated. we are they beginning of a international conversation with the muslim world and what we are trying to convey is just because we try to convey something to be broadcast and to be put on the internet does not mean we support it. we are trying to convey where people in countries does that have that kind of
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Sep 7, 2012 12:00am EDT
is what you need to do when you're president of the united states. but if there were a word cloud about this speech, the word choice would have been up there a million times. what the president needed to do, and they're hammering it. this is not delicate. they want this election to be a choice between two visions for the country. by the way, i'm the more experienced guy in foreign policy. a lot of osama bin laden tonight. >> there were two great quotes. one was john kerry. ask bin laden if he's better off than four years ago. and joe biden, the familiar trump sky, bin laden dead, general motors alive. the auto industry, they're hammering this now, john. they're going after that crowd so they can hit michigan, ohio, the workers, the car people. >> look, it's an overstatement to say you had a three-day convention and it was about two states. but the president understands the map. if he can keep michigan, and win ohio, which is a toss-up right now, it's almost impossible for governor romney to win when you do the piece by piece 270 electoral map. so what is the criticisms of the pres
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Sep 21, 2012 4:00pm EDT
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Sep 28, 2012 9:00pm EDT
will win this election, finish what we started and remind the world why the united states is the greatest nation on earth. >> the great debate five days away. why romney has to win and why obama can't afford to lose. i'll talk to my political a-team. also, bibi and the bomb. >> a red line should be drawn right here. >> after dropping this on the u.n. yesterday, he talks to obama and romney today. what israel's line in the sand would mean for all of us. plus, have you seen chelsea lately? >> nobody knows what the hell they're getting into when they're running for president. >> one of my favorites guests is back. >> i'm single, yes. >> if men are watching this -- >> yeah, i'm available. you know, just call me maybe. >> funny, feisty as ever, with a new look for her talk show. this is "piers morgan tonight." >>> good evening. the big story, the great debate. in just five days the event that could change the race for the white house permanently. the clock is ticking and the candidates know it. they meet face-to-face on wednesday. this weekend, both will be locked behind closed doors
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Sep 25, 2012 11:00am EDT
that extraordinarily offensive video. have a listen. >> i have made it clear that the united states government had nothing to do with this video, and i believe its message must be rejected by all who respect our common humanity. it is an insult not only to muslims but to america as well, for as the city outside these walls makes clear, we are a country that's welcomed people of every race and every faith. we are home to muslims who worship across our country. we not only respect the freedom of religion, we have laws that protect individuals from being harmed because of how they look or what they believe. >> our chief white house correspondent jessica yellin is live at the united nations. she joins us now. listening to that speech, it began with a mention of chris stevens, it ended with a mention of chris stevens and it's not lost on anyone watching that the president has two major audiences. he's got an international audience clearly, and he's got a domestic audience during this election. was he able to navigate appropriately between the two with the remarks he actually chose? >> reporter: wel
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Sep 29, 2012 7:30am EDT
security advisors to the president of the united states who all submitted signed to a report last week about what would the consequences be? i'm glad you said what you said because i think one of the consequences of striking now is that you would push iran towards the bottom. as you said, our national security establishment believes that iran has not yet made that decision. they're still sort of weighing their options and one of my fears is a guy who focuses on nuclear is if you attack them, then you're going to produce the very thing you seek to avoid they'll say, oh, yeah, we'll show you because iran is one of those sorts of countries, very prideful. you know, you attack us, fine, we'll show you, we'll build a bomb. i do worry about that. i don't think we're at that point right now. >> what is also so interesting, the next leader who that face is of iran and what changes they're going to make. let me ask you about attacks. senator joe lieberman said he believes that iran is behind the cyberattacks between bank of america, jpmorgan chase and all that happening last week and he th
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Sep 16, 2012 7:00am EDT
to remove a video? how does that work? >> well, youtube's operating under united states law, and there are very few situations where they are required to take down content. we don't have hate speech laws. the only kind of hate speech that is illegal in the united states is when it insights imminent lawlessness, and i think google was correct that the video in question did not meet that standard, so they made a decision globally to leave that content up. that's the right decision. it's very, very difficult. we have -- youtube gets 72 hours of video uploaded a minute. we have thousands of tweets coming in a second. we can't expect these companies to be screening on the front end, and our law doesn't require them to do so. in fact, it protects them from liability. >> i know it doesn't require them and you sate's the right thing to leave it up but it did insight violence and the deaths of four americans. >> well, i don't know that we know it incited violence. we know that those videos were used at least pretexturally. it's a decision that every company has to make for themselves. tha
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Sep 23, 2012 4:00am EDT
will most likely make a lot of you very uncomfortable. but why should it? i'm here in the united states which prides itself on freedom, especially the freedom of expression. yet, through the technology of television, people around the world can see this including radical islamists who in the past few days attacked and murdered people all in the name of prophet mohammed. and to clear, our motive here is to educate. that said, one of the big stories this week is about this. it is the new iphone. on this thing you can take pictures and shoot videos and then when are you done, you can tweet it, facebook it or send it right to youtube for the entire world to see. anyone anywhere at any second is capable of broadcasting something insulting. so my point is that can you not stop the march of time. so as i watched the violence overseas, i wondered in what century are though living? then i read william's article on slate.com called internet videos will insult your religion. ignore them and get over it. welcome, william. thanks for joining us. it's not just democracy or the u.s. it's technology. no matt
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Sep 17, 2012 9:00pm EDT
on my pro wrestling career when i'd just gotten out of the united states navy, i left with a beat up car and $250, and that's all i had to my name. when i went off to start my pro wrestling career. >> there's a segment from the obama campaign released saying it's shocking that the candidate for the president of united states would go behind doors and declare a group of wealthy donors that half the american people view themselves as victims. when you've written off half the nation. i mean, they've got a point. i think it's an embarrassing thing for mitt romney. however, he tried to spin this. >> well, it seems mitt romney lately has been saying a lot of embarrassing things. you know, and you're not going to endear yourself to 47% of the country, and i would think it's going to be hard to win. but maybe the plan is that they've got these new voter registration laws where they can deny 45% of the country of the ability to vote. maybe that's their ultimate plan to only get to half the country and let only half the country vote in the first place. because on that note, this whole thing's
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Sep 21, 2012 3:00pm EDT
. demonstrations against the united states over this anti-muslim video have sprung up in at least five countries. some were peaceful, like this event here, this is malaysia. some were forbidden, in tunisia and indonesia, the government banned demonstrations. france closed embassies in more than 20 countries. however, other events today were extreme. look at this. do you know what this is? this is bangladesh? radicals setting fire to a box, labeled coffin of obama. the worst of the outrage happened in pakistan where 15 people died. want to go straight to islamabad, reza sayah live for us. what happened there today? >> reporter: a lot of violence, demonstrations throughout the country, most of the major cities as you mentioned. 15 people killed, 13 of them protesters, two of them police officers in the city of karachi. the demonstrations started very early, almost after dawn. they grew in number and intensity throughout the day. especially after friday prayers, around 2:00 p.m. local time, that's when a lot of people started heading out. and that's when demonstrations really started to grow. many
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Sep 11, 2012 11:00pm EDT
obama, going after a very specific type of voter. and a new warning that puts the united states between a rock and a hard place. let's go "outfront." >>> good evening, everyone, i'm erin burnet. "outfront tonight," we're told that an official has been killed in benghazi. this after a day of violence at the diplomatic post. armed men set the american consulate on fire after a protest against an american-produced movie they say insultses the prophet muhammad. this hours after egyptian protesters scaled the walls at the embassy in cairo ander to do tore down the american flag. cnn's jomana occur afterno ancj the phone. and i want to start with jomana. what is the latest you heard from on the ground in benghazi? >> reporter: well, we're hearing very little from the u.s. embassy, but according to eyewitnesss, there is reports of libyan casualties as a result of these clashes. as a militant group tried to store the u.s. embassy. they succeeded and did storm the u.s. embassy. according to eyewitnesss, libyan security forces were engaged in heavy clashes with this armed group. a radical militan
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Sep 12, 2012 7:00pm EDT
. response? what the united states is now doing? >> you mentioned it briefly, erin. right now, we've learned two navy warships are heading to the coast of libya. both of those are equipped with tomahawk cruise missiles. those are satellite guided and can be programmed to strike a specific target. now, when one got the order, it was just a couple of miles away. the other was a few day's sail. but we know that the u.s. had been conducted drone flights over libya for months. today, we learned that surveillance will be much more focused on trying to find the insurgent cell responsible for this attack. so, between the drone surv surveillance and these two ships, when they get there, that gives the administration some options. >> what's the response on the ground in libya to that, to the fact united states is sending in warships? marines? >> we have not heard a reaction yet from the government here. they have been busy electing a new prime minister amid this chaos and what seems to be a real disaster for the new libya, but i have spoken with ordinary libyans to get their reaction and they
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